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Winton

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  • Day179

    Winton - Abkürzung beendet!

    September 30, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 35 °C

    With Winton we have reached the end of Australia's longest shortcut. It is a small city with several hotels, pubs and cafes. From here there are only 599km left to the ocean!

    Wir haben Winton und damit das Ende der 2724km langen Abkürzung erreicht. Jetzt bleiben noch 599km bis nach Townsville an der Ostküste Australiens. Mit anderen Worten sind wir spätestens übermorgen wieder am Strand!

    Winton ist eine kleine Stadt mit zahlreichen Cafés, Pubs und Hotels. Heute Abend werden wir uns ein leckeres Steak und das ein oder andere Bier in einem der Pubs gönnen.
    Hier in Winton wurde übrigens im Jahr 1920 die bis heute größte australische Fluggesellschaft Qantas gegründet.
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  • Day118

    Winton

    August 24 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    We first visited Winton years ago for their outback festival. "You are crazy to go way out there. There's nothing there." our friends chided. We met a close friend who had done the trip by bus out thwre and had the best time ever. I won the Billy boiling competition and we laughed till we cried when they ran the dunny races.

    Feats of strength, chopping contests of axe skill, loud music. It was a wonderful time to be remembered forever.

    Winton has changed quite a bit in 20 years. The streets have been sculptured and many businesses now cater for the growing tourist trade as much as the traditional rural support.

    Winton is still one of the places we enjoy visiting. The artesian bore water still stinks though.

    If you ever waltz your Matilda out this way, be sure to drop in.
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  • Day11

    Winton

    May 4 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Winton is located in Central Western Queensland about 180 Kms northwest of Longreach. The area is home to diverse landscapes, beautiful red earth, spinifex, undulating plains, flat toped ridges with steep escarpments and dry channel beds waiting for the wet season, and of course FLIES ! ! ! Rich in history with links to the Great Shearers' strike, Waltzing Matilda and Qantas. The area has a new added attraction of even older history, in fact ancient history with the discovery of Dinosaurs !!
    Photos attached
    Early Qantas reference
    Horse and buggy rides in main Street
    Duncan playing his version of "Waltzing Matilda" on an outback junkyard set of drums.
    Banjo Paterson Statue outside the Waltzing Matilda Center.
    The North Gregory Hotel where the first recital of Waltzing Matilda took place on April 6th 1895
    The Tattersalls Hotel - Winton's oldest public bar was at the site of the this hotel in 1882-the lower floor of the current hotel dates back to 1885, second floor to 1914.
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    Alisha Grant

    Nice drumming dad

    5/5/21Reply
     
  • Day111

    Winton

    August 29 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Willy Mars vegie shop where we used to get some vegies when we we kids!!
    Had an emu come through the campground.

  • Day50

    Winton film festival!

    July 2, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Loving the film festival! We saw Breath which was breath taking and beautifully shot! We’ve been to the area where it was filmed.
    Enjoying the town and general atmosphere and friends !

    Kernow Craig

    Aren’t they amazing. Weird mounds with little shrubby outbreaks

    7/8/18Reply
     

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Winton, WIN, 4735, Уинтон